Performance and classical music listings

Posted: July 27, 2013

Theater

12 Angry Men Presented by GoKash Productions. Closes 7/28. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl. www.gokashproductions.com. $20 advance; $25 day of show.

At the Old Place A woman dealing with her mother's passing returns to her family's Virginia home, only to find some unexpected guests. Closes 7/28. Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2d St.; 215-922-1122. $15; $5 students.

Avenue Q Tony Award-winning musical comedy, presented by Mazeppa Productions. Closes 7/27. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; 267-559-9602. $25.

Beauty and the Beast Fairy tale comes to life on stage. Closes 8/3. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; 610-282-9455. www.pashakespeare.org/. $16; $12 children 12 and under.

Bravissimo Burlesque: Reign in Men Monthly show featuring male performers. Ongoing. WineO, 447 Poplar St. www.lilsteph.com. $10.

Bye Bye Birdie Musical. Closes 7/27. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $10.

Cape May Stage: Boeing Boeing A playboy's girlfriend-juggling ways are jeopardized when all 3 of them come to town at the same time. Closes 9/13. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; 609-884-1341. $7.50-$35.

Cape May Stage: Lend Me a Tenor Comedy about an opera presenter whose lead performer goes missing, leaving him in a bind. Closes 7/26. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; 609-884-1341. www.capemaystage.com. $35; $30 seniors; $15 students.

East Lynne Theater Company: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow New theatrical adaptation of Washington Irving's tale. Closes 8/31. First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May; 609-884-5898. www.eastlynnetheater.org. $30; $25 seniors; $15 students; free 12 and under.

Fences Presented by GoKash Productions. Closes 8/4. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 1-800-595-4849. $23 advance; $28 day of show.

Henry VIII Shakespeare's drama mixes history, tragedy & romance yielding great dramatic dimension & power. Closes 8/4. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; Labuda Box Office: 610-282-3192. www.pashakespeare.org. $25-$52.

Late Nite Catechism: Summer School A tart-tongued nun reluctantly leads a summer catechism class in which the audience are the students. Closes 7/27. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. $35-$45.

Measure for Measure Shakespeare's dark comedy. Presented by Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Closes 8/4. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; Labuda Box Office: 610-282-3192. $25-$52.

Noises Off Hilarious backstage farce by Michael Frayn, Closes 8/4. People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern; 610-644-3500. $25-$45.

Ol' Man River Keith Spencer pays homage to African American leading men & the Broadway shows that made them famous. Closes 7/28. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-0100. $30-$40.

PlayPenn New Play Development Conference: A Thousand Kinds of Silence An ailing Martha Washington's fever-induced dreams send her on a trip through American history. Closes 7/28. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; Reservations recommended: 215-253-8838. www.playpenn.org. Free.

PlayPenn New Play Development Conference: Informed Consent Science clashes with belief in this play about genomic breakthroughs & what they reveal. Closes 7/26. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; Reservations recommended: 215-253-8838. www.playpenn.org. Free.

PlayPenn New Play Development Conference: No Such Thing A married woman begins an affair that combines sex & storytelling. Closes 7/27. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; Reservations recommended: 215-253-8838. www.playpenn.org. Free.

PlayPenn New Play Development Conference: Profiles A family contends with the consequences of an act of violence. Closes 7/28. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; Reservations recommended: 215-253-8838. www.playpenn.org. Free.

PlayPenn New Play Development Conference: Terminus A teenage boy contends with his grandmother's fading health & sanity. Closes 7/27. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; Reservations recommended: 215-253-8838. www.playpenn.org. Free.

Princeton Summer Theater: The 39 Steps Comedic spoof of the Hitchcock film. Closes 7/28. Princeton University - Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St., Princeton; 877-238-5596. www.princetonsummertheater.org. $20-$25; $20 students.

Princeton Summer Theater: Time Stands Still A journalist & photographer must redefine their relationship when an injury forces a pause in their careers. Closes 8/11. Princeton University - Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St., Princeton; 877-238-5596. www.princetonsummertheater.org. $20-$25; $20 students.

Rapunzel Fairy tale. Closes 8/4. Washington Crossing State Park - Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville, NJ; 267-885-9857. $7.

Run for Your Wife Hilarious farce by Ray Cooney. Closes 8/18. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $32; $29 seniors; $10 students.

Staged Reading Series: Perennials Play reading with talkback with writer, director & cast members. Closes 7/29. Waterfront South Theatre, 400 Jasper St., Camden. southcamdentheatre.org/stagedreadings.html. Free.

Summer Flings: Broadway on Butler Song & dance production featuring music from Broadway shows. Closes 8/4. Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; Box Office: 215-654-0200. $20; $17 seniors; $10 students.

The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde comedy. Closes 8/4. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; Labuda Box Office: 610-282-3192. $25-$52.

The Two Noble Kinsmen Shakespeare's retelling of Chaucer's 'A Knight's Tale.' Closes 8/18. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.; Box Office: 215-496-8001. www.phillyshakespeare.org. Free.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona Presented by Delaware Shakespeare Festival. Closes 7/28. Rockwood Park, 610 Shipley Rd., Wilmington; 302-415-3373. $15; $12 seniors; $10 students.

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.' Closes 8/4. Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Sts.; Box Office: 215-893-1999. www.wickedthemusical.com. $40-$175.

Young Frankenstein Hit musical based on the Mel Brooks comedy. Closes 8/4. Washington Crossing State Park - Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville, NJ; 267-885-9857. $15; $10 under 12.

Disney's 101 Dalmatians A group of puppies go up against Cruella DeVil in this theatrical adaptation of the Disney film. Closes 7/27. Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100. $12; $10 children.

Disney's Aladdin Jr. Presented by students from the Road Company Theater summer camp. Closes 8/3. The Grand Theatre, 405 S. Main St., Williamstown; 856-728-2120 http://www.roadcompany.com/. $10-$18.

Family Fun Night: Seussology Interactive show feat. Dr. Seuss characters. Closes 7/29. William Morrow Memorial Beach, E. New Jersey Ave. & Bay Ave., Somers Point, NJ; 609-927-5253. Free.

Family Stages: The Jungle Book Theatrical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's tale. 7/30. Augustus Lutheran Church, 717 W. Main St., Trappe; 215-886-9341. www.familystages.org.

Family Stages: The Jungle Book Theatrical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's tale. 8/1. Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-886-9341. www.familystages.org.

Freckleface Strawberry, the Musical Based on the story written by Julianne Moore. Closes 8/2. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill; Box Office: 610-622-1189. $6-$9.

Greater Ocean City Theatre Company: Rapunzel Witty take on the fairy tale. 7/31. Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May; 855-708-9699. oceancitytheatrecompany.com. $10.

Greater Ocean City Theatre Company: Rapunzel Witty take on the fairy tale. 7/29. Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn & the Boardwalk, Ocean City; 609-525-9248. oceancitytheatrecompany.com. $10.

Piccirillo Sciencetellers: Dragons & Dreams Fantasy-themed show that explores properties of fire & ice. 7/28. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5372. Free.

Rising Stars of Tomorrow Performances by youth from throughout the region. 7/29. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52d St. & Parkside Ave.; reservations suggested: http://www.manncenter.org. Free.

Seussical Jr. Based on Dr. Seuss stories. Presented by Voorhees Theatre Company. Closes 8/3. Voorhees Middle School, 1000 Holly Oak Dr., Voorhees. www.voorheestheatre.org. $8.

Shakespeare for Kids Team Shakespeare conjures something delightful from the best of the Bard. Closes 8/3. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley; Labuda Box Office: 610-282-3192. $9.

Storybook Musical Theater: Rumpelstiltskin Theatrical adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale. Closes 8/3. Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Rd., Bryn Athyn. www.storybookmusical.org. $14; $12 children.

Storytime! Snow White Creative take on the story in which children can help performers create a new, audience-inspired show. Closes 8/17. Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media; 610-565-4211. $10.

Avon Grove Community Theater: The Drowsy Chaperone A musical theater fan's favorite cast recording causes the show to come to life in his apartment. Closes 7/28. Lincoln University, 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln; 610-255-1634. www.actheater.org. $18; $15 students and seniors.

Bye Bye Birdie Presented by Firebird Children's Theatre. Closes 7/27. Phoenixville Area Middle School, 1330 Main St., Phoenixville. $8-$15.

Hairspray Hit musical comedy. Closes 8/4. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman; Box Office: 856-384-8381. $28.

King of Prussia Players: The Wizard of Oz Follow Dorothy on her adventure from Kansas through the World of Oz. Closes 7/27. Shannondell Performing Arts Center, 10000 Shannondell Dr., Norristown. www.kofpplayers.com. $20; $15 seniors and students.

Oliver! Musical adaptation of Dickens' 'Oliver Twist.' Presented by Actors' Net of Bucks County. Closes 7/28. Morrisville Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville; 215-295-3694. www.actorsnetbucks.org. $20; $17 seniors; $10 under 12.

The House of Bernarda Alba Drama by Federico Garcia Lorca. Closes 7/27. Spotlight Theatre at Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-1079. $15.

The Music Man Presented by Methacton Community Theater. Closes 7/27. Perkiomen Valley Middle School - East, 100 Kagey Rd., Collegeville; 610-489-6449. www.methactoncommunitytheater.org/. $15; $10 under 12.

The Producers Based on the Mel Brooks film. Closes 8/10. Haddonfield Plays & Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield; 856-429-8139. $20.

Cape Island Theatre Company: The Heiresses Betrayal & deceit surround a drowning. Closes 9/27. Cold Spring Grange, 735 Seashore Rd., Cape May; 609-408-6595. www.capeislandtheatre.com. $45; $20 children 6-18; free under 6.

Let's Host a Murder A murder-themed party gets out of hand. Ongoing. Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard St.; Mystery Dinner Theatre Box Office: 215-238-1313. $45.95.

Classical Music

Nairobi Chamber Chorus Founded in 2005 by Ken Wakia, the chorus enables young Kenyans to participate in a musical forum from which they can build careers and expand knowledge and interest in the arts. Over 60 people have participated and many are now leading musicians in Kenya, performing and teaching music across the country and beyond. Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center, 501 E. Miner St., West Chester. $10; $8 seniors and students. 7/30. 7:30 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: From Russian Romance to Revolution Concert of works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff & Stravinsky, w/Kirill Karabits conducting. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52d St. & Parkside Ave.; Ticket Philadelphia: 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $12.50-$49.50. 7/31. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Van Cliburn - A Tribute Works by Wagner, Liszt & Strauss, w/featured artists to include the 2013 Van Cliburn Piano Competition winner. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, N. 52d St. & Parkside Ave.; Ticket Philadelphia: 215-893-1999. www.philorch.org. $12.50-$49.50. 8/1. 8 pm.

Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy Concerts Performances by young artists, faculty performers & guests. Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St.; 267-544-9471. www.yunhsiang.org/PYPA. $25; $15 students; $10 students. 7/27, 7/28, 7/29, 7/31, 8/1.

Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy Master Classes Student musicians perform under the guidance of Academy faculty members. Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St.; 267-544-9471. www.yunhsiang.org/PYPA. $8. 7/27-8/1.

Summer Carillon Concert Series Wed. in Jul. & Aug. Rain or shine. Please bring blanket, lawn chair, or food. Washington Memorial Chapel, Rte. 23, Valley Forge; 610-265-5211. Free. 7/31. 7:30 pm.

Thursday Night Live Singer/songwriter Geri Smith kicks off the series with an evening of original music and covers. She will be joined by Jimmy Daughton on dobro guitar and fiddler Sarah Larsen, who will open the show. Darlington Arts Center, 977 Shavertown Rd., Marcus Hook; 610-358-3632. $15; $10 members. 8/1. 7 pm.

Amici Opera Company: Donizetti's Parisina D'Este United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave. $25. 7/28.

Bryn Mawr Mainliners 100-voice men's barbershop chorus. Rose Tree Park, Rte. 252, Media; 610-891-4663. www.mainliners.org. Free. 7/31. 7 pm.

Chester Children's Chorus 60-voice chorus of children ages 8-17. Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-8200. www.chesterchildrenschorus.org. Free. 7/26, 7/27.

Singing Circle for People Impacted by Cancer Join other singers led by composer, performer, & educator Julia Haines. No talent is necessary. Just a willingness to have fun. Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia (formerly the Wellness Community of Philadelphia), 4100 Chamounix Dr.; 215-879-7733. Free. 7/30.

The Heavens: The Atheist Gospel Trombone Choir This dynamic brass band is led by multi-instrumentalist and composer Jacob Garchik. Free Library of Philadelphia - Walnut Street West Branch, 201 S. 40th St. Free. 7/27. 6 pm.

Dance

Brandywine Ballet Company Nonprofit company of students & guest artists. Rose Tree Park, Rte. 252, Media; 610-891-4663. www.brandywineballet.com. Free. 7/26. 7 pm.

Ceili Dance Weekly sessions organized by John Shields & Cass Tinney. The Commodore Barry Club 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. 7/31.

Hawaiian Dance Show Polynesian dance group Na Makena 'O' Hawaii. Chester County Library - Henrietta Hankin Branch, 215 Windgate Dr., Chester Springs; registration recommended: 610-321-1710. Free. 8/1. 6:30 pm.

Israeli Dancing Easy & intermediate level session. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507. $5. 7/31.

Krist Foundation Jazz Academy Allstars & Justin Ballasy Featuring tap sensation Ballasy. The Bank of Princeton, 10 Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ. Free. 7/26. 8 pm.

NIA: The Joy of Movement for People Impacted by Cancer Dance, martial arts & healing arts combine in NIA. Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia (formerly the Wellness Community of Philadelphia), 4100 Chamounix Dr.; Reservations required: 215-879-7733. Free. 7/30.

Philadelphia Dance Day Workshops, performances & party. Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 Rittenhouse Square; philadelphiadanceday.com. $5 evening event; free for workshops. 7/27. 10-11:30 am.

Sophisticated Productions National Dance Competition W/scholarships, cash & prizes awarded. Wildwoods Convention Center, 5401 Boardwalk, Wildwood; 413-568-4815. www.sophisticatedproductions.com. Free. 7/26.

Traditional Irish Music Session Local set & step dancers & musicians. Plough & The Stars, 123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300. Free. 7/28.

Zydeco Dancing Lessons Learn how to dance to energetic beats. Mount Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Ave., Mount Laurel; Registration required: 856-234-7319. Free. 7/31.

Other performances

Cirque Dreams Two act extravaganza, filled with circus acrobatics & pyrotechnic wizardry. Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. www.cirqueproductions.com/cirquedreams.htm. $25.

Eddie Bruce Cabaret musician with over 25 years experience. SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave. Free.

Gogol Bordello Gypsy-punk band fusing supercharged folk with a sideshow cabaret. Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA), 334 South St.; 215-922-1011. www.gogolbordello.com/. $30. 7/26. 11:59 pm.

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